Fools Made Wise #19

Proverbs 10:19:

In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.

The nineteenth comic of Fools Made Wise starts with Leroy and a guy named Spike at the Police Station. Leroy tells the cop (whom he calls ‘ham steak’) that he has the wrong idea. He tells him that he wasn’t even there, and that it was the other guy’s fault.

Leroy just keeps talking, telling the cop now that Spike made Leroy so mad that he had to hit him, that there was no other way, and to look at how Spike is looking at him which is making him want to him again. Leroy’s insistence to keep it going shows us the first part of Proverbs 10:19, that In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience.

The cop turns to Spike and asks if there is anything he has to say. He says nope, and leaves it at that. This shows us the second part of Proverbs 10:19, that he who restrains his lips does wisely.

Officer Duke asks Officer Raph why Leroy confessed. Officer Raph tells him that when you give foolish guys like Leroy some time, they usually end up spilling the beans. The comic then ends with Leroy on tippy-toes, angrily saying to Spike that he can come and get some from Leroy. Oh Leroy…

This comic shows us that when we get angry and the mean words start to fly, we can either keep that going and make things worse. Or we can ask Jesus to help us calm down, to
restrain our lips, and return to wisdom. The choice is ours!

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